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Accession 1500, Medieval Manuscript Collection
Koran. Egypt, ca. 1850. Modern manuscript executed in a medieval style. Approx. 175 x 115 mm (written area approx. 115 x 62 mm). Single column, 15 lines. Embellished in gold and red. The manuscript was produced in the late 19th century in the style of a manuscript of the medieval era.
175 x 115 mm (written area approx. 115 x 62 mm)
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Accession 1500- Med MS 21B
Koran—also spelled Quran—means “the recitation”. The book composed of sacred writings accepted by Muslims as revelations made to Muhammad by Allah though the angel Gabriel. [Mish, Frederick C., ed. Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1990.]